A few things about this book:
Informative: Yes, some facts that are interesting but you don't really need.
Funny: Heck yeah, it made me laugh out loud many times.
Annoying: Yes, the way he kept stating all those facts around random people. I bet to them he was very annoying.
Boring: Yes. I lost interest a little bit after M, but slowly gained it back.
Daring: Heck yes, I know I would never be able to read the entire Encyclopaedi Brittanica--I would fall asleep.
I picked up this book for a reading challenge, because the author's last name started with a "J". To me, reading this book was awful yet enjoyable. To me, I hate if I spend more than a couple days on a book--it proves that the author really doesn't draw me. But I continued, because I hate abandoning a book.
Jacobs funny insights into different topics were the only thing that kept me going. He is sarcastic, funny, and very opinionated. That much I really enjoyed. To me, this book was a mini version of the books Jacobs was trying to finish.
To me, sometimes I felt like he was bragging way too much. But I did enjoy reading about his journey: meeting Alex Trebek, going to Britannica's headquarters, and even gaining a spot on Who Wants to be a Millionare?
In hindsight, I loved the book. And hated it. It bored me. And made me laugh. A love-hate relationship, if you will.